A Script for Bobby
By John Holdun on November 30th, 2016
An article about Bobby’s Birthday
Here’s the first draft of the script for Bobby’s Birthday! It’s rough, as first drafts tend to be; there’s one whole stanza in there that doesn’t even rhyme. I just wanted to get something down, in full, because I find editing easier than writing, and now I can edit for a good long while.
Also, I’m holding back: this is really only the first 80% of the script. I’m keeping the last scene a secret until the world gets it feet into the finished product, just to give you a little extra something to anticipate.
The accompanying sketches are also rough right now, but those will get cleaned up right quick. Each one represents my initial idea for a particular scene rather faithfully, in terms of scale and perspective; over the next few weeks, I’ll clean these up and split out the parts into individual images, which serves a few purposes: I’ll have something to measure the real stuff against, and I’ll have more than enough assets to build a full digital mockup!
I think I’ve written down just about everything that needs to happen by this point. December’s deliverable is the interactive animatic; January’s includes the stands for every figure and set piece in the show, along with a complete set of wire armatures; by the end of February all the animation and sculpture will be finished (in that order); March’s conclusion marks a full paint job, marketing materials in the wild, and the whole show in boxes; in April we premiere.
Of course there’s a bit more detail to all of it, and that’s what the weekly updates are for. Email me your first thoughts on the script and I’ll see you next week!